Ethics bowl is a debate-style competition that focuses on contemporary moral problems. Unlike typical debate competitions, the judging criterion focuses more on key elements of constructing a well-reasoned argument in a civil manner. The Prindle Institute for Ethics is home to a variety of opportunities to participate in ethics bowl programming. Learn more about all of the Prindle Institute’s ethics bowl opportunities below. Contact Emily Knuth (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out where you or your team might benefit from one of our ethics bowl opportunities.
2019 Summer High School
Ethics Bowl Invitational
This summer, high school ethics bowl teams that finished first- through fourth-place in their regional competition teams from across the country will gather at the Prindle Institute to compete in our summer invitational. Teams and coaches get a taste of college life as they stay in DePauw student housing during the competition. All schools will receive a $1000 travel stipend to reimburse or offset transportation costs. Meals during the event are provided by the Prindle Institute. Registration for this event is currently closed. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Emily Knuth (email@example.com).
Indiana High School
Ethics Bowl Competition
The 2019 Indiana High School Ethics Bowl on February 2, 2019 was a rousing success! Herron High School took home the first place prize, with Greencastle High School taking second place honors.
This year teams from high schools across Indiana will gather at DePauw University and the Prindle Institute to compete for the opportunity to attend the national ethics bowl competition, hosted by the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. For more information about the national competition, check out the National High School Ethics Bowl webpage. First- through fourth-place finishers are also eligible to compete in the Prindle Institute’s 2nd Annual national Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational in June 2019.
Please contact Emily Knuth firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Scenes from the Summer 2018 High School Ethics Bowl semi-finals and finals, held at the Prindle Institute for Ethics
DePauw University Ethics Bowl Team
The Prindle Institute has proudly sponsored DePauw teams competing in collegiate ethics bowl competitions for several years. Since 2004, DePauw’s teams have won or placed second at the Central States Regional competition six times and moved on to participate in the Ethics Bowl National Championship Competition. The 2012-2013 team emerged from the Seventeeth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Championship as the national champion. Professor of Philosophy Marcia McKelligan coaches the team and selects its members. Additional information about DePauw’s ethics bowl teams can be found here. Any DePauw student who is interested in joining the ethics bowl team should contact Marcia McKelligan (email@example.com).